Benazir Bhutto’s Assassination: An International Outpouring of Shock

Posted on December 28, 2007
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Whatever her opponents may think of her, Benazir Bhutto was a most recognized and much-loved international figure. An icon in the best sense of the word. The shock of her death – and the manner of her death – was not confined to Pakistan. As comments on our earlier post suggests, in that moment, the entire world stopped in its tracks. It was not just the most tragic of moments, but also a most historic moment.

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These are the pictures of the front pages from just a few newspapers from across the United States and across the world. They are but a fraction of the hundreds, possibly thousands, of newspaper front pages that mourned her death. They make a fitting tribute to a woman who served twice as Pakistan’s Prime Minister, but was also a global citizen in heart and in spirit.

Regular readers of ATP know our fascination with newspaper front pages, which we feature often as pictures in our political posts. But credit for this fine collection goes to the South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) who have featured this collection (ATP added a few images) on SAJA Forum. My gratitude to them for this, please do visit the SAJA page where you can click on each of the front pages images for more detail in them. Additional images of international newspapers were found at another wonderful post here.

65 responses to “Benazir Bhutto’s Assassination: An International Outpouring of Shock”

  1. Daktar says:

    Interesting how in the Daily Times front page the picture of ZAB is bigger than that of BB on the day BB died.

  2. Images of some 30 new newspaper front pages for that date have been added to the post. Most of these are newspaper front pages from Europe and Latin America.

  3. Deborah says:

    Very nice tribute to a great lady.

  4. Kaseem Ahmad says:

    indeed an honest mullah if ever there was, thankfully mulahs are now exposing themselves or they would have the stupid pakistani population worship and pray to them if they could.

    i would love to see the mullahs suicide themselves out of pakistan.

  5. Hunaina says:

    I am just deeply saddened by the tragic death of Benazir. I was and still am not involved or aware of politics in Pakistan though I am a Pakistani, I just always wanted peace and prosperity for my country.But for sure, I alwys admired Benazir Bhutto, as the first woman prime minister in the Muslim world, a role model for so many of us. She was very articulate, educated and I admired her for that. She was a bold lady. I feel sorry for her children. they have lost their mother at a very young age in such a tragic manner. My heart goes out to them.And Pakistyan has lost yet another asset.No one can replace her. She was the symbol of modern and progressive Pakistan .How can any human take the life of another person ? She was our hope.. hope for a million people. As for the corruption charges, to be honest, name one politician in the sub continent who has not made money. This is not to say that she did. Allah knows better.I dont know. But all said and done, after all she was amother to 3 children, she was a human being, a lady, a leader of millions, a progressive bold lady. No body deserves to die like this. The Bhutto family has sacrificed way too much. Only those without a heart will not feel sorry at this point for her. I cry for her.. but all the tears in this world will not bring her back to life. We have lost her. Some one has snatched her away from us and deprived us of a leader. May Allah punish all those involved in this heinous crime in this world and the hereafter and grant Benazir a place in heaven.Aameen.

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